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BIOTEC:

Cort francesa les mans victòria simbòlica als seus partidaris de blat de moro OMG – Reuters (APR 15)

“El tribunal va dictaminar el divendres que el decret de març 2014, que fora de la Llei Monsanto ’ s MON 810 blat de moro (blat de moro), no implicava la salut seriosos o riscos ambientals, com estava obligat per normativa de la Unió Europea per tal de retirar un cultiu de OGM ja aprovat a nivell comunitari.”

Enllaç: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-gmo-court-idUSKCN0XC1HZ

China to greatly expand GM crops – Deutsche Welle (APR 14)

China intends to plant genetically modified crops on a very large scale in the coming years. The new policy follows a recent announcement that GM crop developer Syngenta will be taken over by a Chinese state-owned firm.

Enllaç: http://www.dw.com/en/china-to-greatly-expand-gm-crops/a-19185532

Biotecnologia: ‘Don’t make restrictive bill’ – Nova visió (Uganda) – Per Christopher Bendana (APR 14)

“Prohibitive fines and punishment being suggested by some groups will deter innovation in the technology.

Enllaç: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1422166/biotechnology-restrictive

Solution to citrus greening crisis will be found, Ricke Kress says – Premsa de granja del sud-est – Per Mike Wilson, Penton Ag (APR 12)

Citrus greening is a potential game-changer for consumers everywhere who love a tangy, sweet glass of orange juice each morning.

Enllaç: http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/solution-citrus-greening-crisis-will-be-found-ricke-kress-says

Global Biotech Acreage: “Grey Lady” Editors Miss the Forest for a Tree – Els arxius d'innovació – Per L. Val Giddings (APR 13)

Enllaç: http://www.innovationfiles.org/global-biotech-acreage-grey-lady-editors-miss-the-forest-for-a-tree/#sthash.LJqFTBZY.dpuf

Support For GMOs Rises With Education LevelHuffpost PoliticsBy Joseph Erbentraut (APR 13)

Enllaç: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gmo-poll-education_us_570ea20de4b0ffa5937e0124

What’s a GMO? Mushrooms, ‘gene-editing’, and a brave new world for regulators? – Aliments Navigator EUA – Per Elaine Watson (APR 19)

News that non-browning mushrooms developed with a gene-editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 would not be subject to regulation by USDA has prompted a fresh debate about what ‘GMOs’ are, and whether the regulatory framework governing biotech crops is fit for purpose.

Failure to use biotechnology hurting farmers, says report – Diari nació (Kenya) (APR 18)

Agricultural produce and yields bound to improve if farmers use new and improved biotechnological tools.

Enllaç: http://www.nation.co.ke/business/seedsofgold/Biotechnology-farming-methods-increase-yields/-/2301238/3164406/-/qxjnya/-/index.html

Moving matches won’t help farmers, GM crops will – L'època de l'Índia – By SA Aiyar (APR 17)

Many farmers’ organizations have long demanded the approval of genetically modified (GM) crops to raise yields. They have been opposed by various NGOs on pseudo-scientific grounds.

Enllaç: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Swaminomics/moving-matches-wont-help-farmers-gm-crops-will/

Anti-GMO vultures circle ISUQuad City TimesBy Jon Alexander, Editorial Page Editor (APR 19)

No group is more notorious in my line of work than militant vegans and the alarmists living on a strict diet of GMO red herrings. They’re the kings of turf, filing letters to the editor that are nothing but form drafts, written by some far-flung organization.

Enllaç: http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/jon-alexander/alexander-anti-gmo-vultures-circle-isu/article_532201e4-4aa6-5a52-8470-1a1a4e560230.html

Informe: greening affects 90% of Florida’s citrus acreage – La envasadora – By Doug Ohlemeier (APR 18)

Enllaç: http://www.thepacker.com/news/report-greening-affects-90-floridas-citrus-acreage

Biotecnologia, Africa’s Next Frontier – Lideratge (Nigèria) – By Nkechi Isaac (APR 19)

Enllaç: http://leadership.ng/news/519523/biotechnology-africas-next-frontier

Shoprite to import GMO food – Correu diari (Zàmbia) – (APR 19)

Enllaç: https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/?p=63757

ALIMENTS, L'ETIQUETATGE, ALTRES:

Special Report: How the World Health Organization’s cancer agency confuses consumers – Reuters – Per Kate Kelland (APR 18)

Over four decades, a WHO research agency has assessed 989 substances and activities, ranging from arsenic to hairdressing, and found only one wasprobably notlikely to cause cancer in humans. It was an ingredient in nylon used in stretchy yoga pants and toothbrush bristles.

Enllaç: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-who-iarc-special-report-idUSKCN0XF0RF

"Sostenibilitat’ autors, mostrar poca comprensió del treball a pagès real – Premsa de granja del Delta – Per les lleis de Forrest en granja premsa bloc (APR 14)

“Hi ha una mentalitat en aquest país que sembla creure si estem només tornar enrere el rellotge en alguns dels avenços dels darrers anys, ens pot tornar a un simple temps que, francament, mai va existir o, on feia, no era gairebé tan Rosa com alguns imaginar.”

Enllaç: http://deltafarmpress.com/blog/sustainability-authors-show-little-understanding-real-farm-work

Granja a la faula – Temps de badia de Tampa – Per Laura Reiley (APR 13)

“Restaurants de granja a la taula de Tampa Bay, you’re being fed fiction

Enllaç: http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/restaurants/

Galvanitzar l'agricultura africana a través de mecanització eficaç granja – Àfrica l'Outlook – Per Emily Jarvis (APR 8)

“La visió de l'esdeveniment futur, organitzat per Massey Ferguson, té lloc a Lusaka, Avui Zàmbia; prometedores noves idees, noves tècniques i nou pensant en indústria agrícola de l'Àfrica”

Enllaç: http://www.africaoutlookmag.com/news/galvanising-african-agriculture-through-efficient-farm-mechanisation

Granja a la faula – Part 2 Tampa Bay Times By Laura Reiley (APR 13)

Tampa Bay farmers markets are lacking in just one thing: Local farmers

Enllaç: http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2016/food/farm-to-fable/farmers-markets/

EWG’sDirty Dozenlist once inflammatory, now discredited – Premsa de granja del sud-est – By Alliance for Food and Farming (APR 15)

One of the main reasons for declining coverage of the “dirty dozen” is not only are more reporters and bloggers reading the actual USDA report, but EWG’s “list” has been discredited by the scientific community.

Enllaç: http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited

**See Video by CropLife International – “Could You Eat 28,000 Strawberries in a Day?”

GMO labeling of food completely unnecessary – Les notícies de Detroit – By Ryan Yonk and Jadyn Naylor (APR 19)

Enllaç: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2016/04/19/gmo-labels-unnecessary/83266424/

The GMO Circus Comes To Congress And It’s Not Fun – Forbes.com – By Julie Kelly and Henry I. Miller (APR 20)

Enllaç: http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2016/04/20/the-gmo-circus-comes-to-congress-its-not-entertaining/#4a56895799bf

Judge Says Lawsuit Accusing Chipotle of Deception Over GMOs Can Go Forward – Diari de Wall Street – By Julie Jargon (APR 20)

Enllaç: http://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-says-lawsuit-accusing-chipotle-of-deception-over-gmos-can-go-forward-1461196491

Inside the Country’s Most Controversial Company – Mare Jones – Per Tom Philpott (APR 20)

Altogether, it was an informative and provocative visit.

Enllaç: http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2016/04/what-i-learned-my-five-hour-tour-monsanto-hq

Kevin Folta reflects after winning Borlaug Ag Comm Award, year of attacks from anti-GMO activists – Projecte d'alfabetització genètica – Per Kevin Folta (APR 21)

Enllaç: https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2016/04/21/kevin-folta-reflects-winning-ag-comm-award-year-attacks-anti-gmo-activists/

COMERÇ:

Europe ‘confident’ on Mercosur deal amid beef row – GlobalMeatNews.com – Per Oscar Rousseau (APR 18)

La Comissió Europea ha respost a les crítiques sobre la seva proposta acord amb Mercosur afirmant el resultat haurà de bloc comercial sud-americà"gran benefici econòmic”.

Organic Feed Boom Means U.S. Cows Feast on Romanian Corn Instead – Bloomberg – Per Megan Durisin (APR 13)

Average yields for organic crops tend to be lower, and there’s increased risk of damage from pests, malalties i males herbes. It also takes three years to transition from conventional crops to organic, during which costs will be higher and the harvested grain won’t command as much of a premium.

Enllaç: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/organic-feed-boom-means-u-s-cows-feast-on-romanian-corn-instead

Obama on trade policy: ‘It’s either gonna be us or it’s gonna be China – Yahoo! Finances – Per Nicole Sinclair (APR 15)

Enllaç: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-trade-policy-TPP-china–204313583.html

Presidential election fact-free on trade but TPP will go ahead: US Chamber – CNBC – By Saheli Roy Choundhury (APR 15)

The world’s biggest economy has plenty to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), despite the anti-trade rhetoric dominating the U.S. presidential election campaign, according to a top executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Enllaç: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/15/presidential-election-fact-free-on-trade-but-tpp-will-go-ahead-us-chamber-of-commerce.html

Free-trade pacts can enhance U.S. seguretatMinneapolis Star-Tribune – Per Consell de redacció (APR 14)

Diplomatic and defense leaders stress the importance of TPP and T-TIP.

Enllaç: http://www.startribune.com/free-trade-pacts-can-enhance-u-s-security/375774021/

Trade Matters In 2016; This May Help You Understand Why – NPR – By Marilyn Geewax (APR 18)

Enllaç: http://www.npr.org/2016/04/18/473862097/trade-matters-in-2016-this-may-help-you-understand-why

France threatens halt to TTIP talks barring progress in coming months – Reuters – By Yves Clarisse and Emmanuel Jarry (APR 19)

Enllaç: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-trade-europe-usa-idUKKCN0XG2F5

Negroponte: TPP deal will pass despite campaign rhetoric – CNBC – Els Leslie Shaffer (APR 21)

Enllaç: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/04/21/john-negroponte-trans-pacific-partnership-deal-will-pass-despite-campaign-rhetoric.html